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4th November 2022 – RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset Levels

A glorious day on the Somerset Levels. We had a brief visit to RSPB Greylake. However, it was very quiet there other than a flock of lapwing which, along with a bittern, were spooked by a marsh harrier.

We moved on to RSPB Ham Wall and spent a good deal of our time watching a pair of marsh harriers hunting. Quite spectacular.

Glastonbury Tor dominates the Somerset Levels here

Marsh harrier with the Tor as a backdrop

Marsh harrier

Great crested grebe with lunch

Marsh harrier

The shoveler spent much of their time on the wing avoiding the marsh harriers

Gadwall

Marsh harrier hovering over its prey